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No... the tremolo effect kind of makes the sound wavy, like when you use a tremolo.
A killswitch cuts the signal completely when activated.
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Killswitches just kill the signal, tremelo changes the pitch of the notes in octaves. Tremelo won't kill the signal but you could use it in the same way to make the sound drop a few octaves in pitch to make it less audible i suppose. But with the tremelo you have to set the frequency, while with a killswitch you can vary the speed at which you cut the signal.
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No... the tremolo effect kind of makes the sound wavy, like when you use a tremolo.
A killswitch cuts the signal completely when activated.

That's a vibrato accent you're talking about. Tremolo is a change(rapid) in volume.
A killswitch cuts the sound off instantly, and is variably controllable, while a tremolo effect is constant, and the die off rate of the volume is slower.
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No... the tremolo effect kind of makes the sound wavy, like when you use a tremolo.
A killswitch cuts the signal completely when activated.

tremolo is a fluctuation in volume.

you could argue that a killswitch is just an extreme form of tremolo.

the 'tremolo' systems (or whammy bars) on guitars are actually named incorrectly. the sound they produce is a variation in pitch, which is vibrato.

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^ oh yeaahh... yeah yeah.

Ok, well thanks for clearing that up.
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Actually, most tremolo effects can be adjusted from increasing/decreasing volume in a wave pattern, to a choppy effect that completely cuts signal. The only real advantage to using a killswitch for this is that you can manually control speed and timing with your hand while playing.
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I'm going to sound like a total noob, but here goes...

wouldn't having a volume pedal be just as good as a kill switch?

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I guess sorta...but a kill switch is more controllable
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i would say that a pedal can be more gradual.

flicking a kill switch can be instant and constant.

but both can kill the noise.
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